Fertility and Well-Being

At a Glance Projects Publications Team

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The early 21st century presents us with vast variation and surprising shifts in fertility patterns around the globe, such as the flattening of the previously negative association between socioeconomic development and fertility. However, we also observe important regularities such as nearly-universal postponement of fertility. The work in the Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being focuses on improving our understanding of the determinants of both the variation and regularities in contemporary fertility trends.   Detailed Description

Selected Publications

John, B.; Nitsche, N.:
Population and Development Review 48:4, 1163–1201. (2022)    
Nisén, J.; Klüsener, S.; Dahlberg, J.; Dommermuth, L.; Jasilioniene, A.; Kreyenfeld, M.; Lappegård, T.; Li, P.; Martikainen, P.; Neels, K.; Riederer, B.; te Riele, S.; Szabó, L.; Trimarchi, A.; Viciana, F.; Myrskylä, M.; Wilson, B.:
European Journal of Population 37:1, 263–295. (2021)    
Lee, D. S.; Nitsche, N.; Barclay, K. J.:
Population Studies 77:2, 241–261. (2023)    
Castro Torres, A. F.; Batyra, E.; Myrskylä, M.:
Population and Development Review 48:1, 189–215. (2022)    
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.